More on that later.^^
SHANGHAI RAILWAY STATION
There are four (4) Train Stations in Shanghai ---Shanghai South, Shanghai West, Shanghai Hongqiao, and Shanghai Railway Station.
All of these stations have trips to Nanjing so you have to consider a few factors when choosing the station.
1. Where are originally located in Shanghai. (Bund or New Pudong District? Shanghai Station)
+ Access via Shanghai Metro Subway
So we were coming from Lujiazui area plus it was already 9pm when we left the subway station there so we were directed to Shanghai Railway Station due to its proximity as well as available night trips. The last trip going to Nanjing is at 11:48 pm. It is not a high speed train so it arrives in Nanjing at around 3:30am.
03:03 3h57m 301 47/74 86/89/92 /
03:11 3h50m 301 47/74 86/89/92 /
02:58 3h28m 301 47/- 86/89/92 130/135
03:23 3h41m 301 47/- 86/89/92 /
03:38 3h50m 301 47/74 86/89/92 130/135
THE TRAIN RIDE
Located in the front section of the train, the economy class is comfortable enough. We were seated in two facing two other passengers and a table in between. It was here where I started doing my homework of reading my printouts for our destination ---Nanjing Railway Station--- and started inscribing important information for the Shanghai leg of the trip. At the same time, my camera was also on the table. When a male security officer passed by to check on passengers and saw my camera, he pointed at it and started speaking in Mandarin as if he is mad at the sight of it. I said my apologies and put it back in my back. That was the first time I was scolded in the train. The one I cannot forget was when we arrived at Nanjing Train Station.
THE TRAIN OFFICER SCREAMED AT US
I was deep in my sleep when my wife woke me up. I immediately looked out the window and ai noticed that the train was at a stop at a station. I was about to go back to sleep when my wife called my attention again. Two college girls were next to us and in Mandarin asked something. I understood that they were curious if we were seated in the right spots. I was confident we were so I showed them our tickets tucked in our passports. They look at it carefully, laughed at each other and they were gone. A few minutes later, a female train officer approached us. In high pitch voice and scary animated face, she started screaming in Chinese. All other passengers were already looking at us. We were shocked and were not able to respond quickly. I was able to gather myself and said "sorry?".